The second of two Final Four games is set between a first-time participant (Miami) and a program that has been lethally efficient on this stage (UConn).
The Hurricanes are making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s national semifinals, a season after coach Jim Larrañaga led the program to its first Elite Eight. Despite this being a first for Miami, it is Larrañaga’s second trip to the Final Four after leading George Mason to a Cinderella run in 2006.
These Hurricanes can’t be considered a Cinderella like that 2005-06 Patriots team. The additions of Nijel Pack and Norchad Omier have proved invaluable as they helped Miami to wins over 12-seed Drake, 4-seed Indiana, 1-seed Houston and 2-seed Texas.
Can they continue their March Madness run against UConn? The Huskies have beaten their opponents by 22.5 points per game, with only 5-seed Saint Mary’s defeat coming by fewer than 20 points (UConn beat the Gaels 70-15). Moreover, UConn has history on its side.
The Huskies have made the Final Four five times prior to 2023: in 1999, 2004, 2009, 2011 and 2014. In every tournament except 2009, they won the national championship. In that sense, Miami will be fighting history as it attempts to avoid joining 13-seed Iona, 5-seed Saint Mary’s, 8-seed Arkansas and 3-seed Gonzaga as UConn’s March Madness victims.
With that, here’s all you need to watch Miami and UConn battle to set the national championship game lineup:
What channel is Miami vs. UConn on today?
- TV channel: CBS
- Live stream: NCAA March Madness Live, Fubo
CBS will carry exclusive coverage of both the Final Four and national championship rounds, including Miami vs. UConn on Saturday. Streaming options include NCAA March Madness Live, a Paramount+ Premium subscription or Fubo, which has a free trial.
Miami vs. UConn start time
- Date: Saturday, April 1
- Time: 8:49 p.m. ET (5:49 p.m. PT)
Miami-UConn is scheduled to tip off at NRG Stadium at 8:49 p.m. ET. The start of the game could be delayed if the first game of the day, FAU-San Diego State, runs late.
March Madness schedule 2023
Saturday, April 1
Monday, April 3
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